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i'm ali velshi. it could happen any moment, dominique strauss-kahn about to get out of jail. we've got live cameras at rikers island waiting for his release and what the former head of the imf had to do to get bail. i'm kiran chetry. president obama's vision for the middle east calls for a palestinian state based on borders that existed before the six-day war. this is very controversial and things could get tense when israel's prime minister visiting the white house later on this "american morning." good morning to you. so glad you're with us on this friday morning. it is may 20th. boy, any minute now we could be
seeing the release of dominique strauss-kahn. >> that's right. in fact, we're waiting for the former imf chief to walk out of jail. a judge agreed to free him on bail yesterday. that's the same day a grand jury indicted him. in order to get out of jail strauss-kahn will post bail of $1 million and a $5 million insurance bond and forced to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and guarded around the clock. >> strauss-kahn had been under suicide watch or has been and could be walking out of there any moment. susan candiotti is here now. this is a big victory for his legal team. it wanted this to happen before it was denied and now he got it. >> it's a matter of making it all come together. we don't know exactly when he'll be getting out of rikers. we do know that the judge is going to have to finally sign off everything is in place. we know that as you've been reporting, that a security team has been hired by the defense team and he has to pay for this
himself, dominique strauss-kahn, pay the price of installing all those cameras, having guards around there 24/7 to keep an eye on him, to have the electric monitoring system in place. there are estimates it could run him at least $200,000 a month. so it was interesting to watch to see how this is all going to come together, the question is, how long will it take for them to do it. they announced in court that the wife rented an apartment for them in manhattan and there's talk about different places of where that can be. but we don't have it firmed up yet. >> there was talk yesterday he might stay with his daughter who is in manhattan. this appears to be a different situation from that. >> they announced in court, no, she rented -- leased a separate apartment probably for some time because who knows how long this trial will take if it comes to that. >> how does getting bail impact the state's case. the prosecutors wanted him to remain behind bars. >> it doesn't really impact it one way or the other. their key job is to gather the evidence, gather the evidence
that it will take, they say to prosecute him on these very, very serious charges he's been indicted on. they did reveal in court their case is getting stronger by the day and here's part of what the prosecutor said. >> the proof against him is substantial, it is continuing to grow every day as the investigation continues, and it should be considered by the court when evaluating the issue of bail. >> of course, in the end, even though they said that case is getting stronger, that the evidence is growing, that they have very compelling testimony in the alleged victim in this case, the 32-year-old hotel maid, that this case is going forward. but the judge still said, we're going to give him bail. >> so we discussed, kiran and i were discussing this morning, all of the monitoring he's engaging in that might be costing him up to $200,000 a month, is that different? is there some sense that because he's wealthy and can afford it, he's getting something that other people wouldn't get? in other words, would a normal
person accused of a sex crime be able to get bail if they couldn't afford monitoring? >> of course, it all depends on their means, but certainly there is precedence for this in the past and ultimately, the judge said, look, i'm convinced by the arguments that the defense has made, given this man's background, given the fact that his passport has been taken away from him, it would be very difficult for him to flee. but in the end, he looked him straight in the eye, the judge did, and said to him, you, sir, you have to understand, you better be here. >> tough stuff. and any moment we could see that picture of him leaving rikers. thanksp. >> you're welcome. while strauss-kahn fights to clear his name john lip ski will be taking over as the acting director of the imf while the search begins for a permanent replacement. lipsky has been a managing director for five years and has several decades of experience as an economist and investment banker with soloman brothers and
jp morgan. >> to president obama's future vision for the middle east. the president outlined his proposals in a major speech that addressed the upheaval in the arab world and israeli/palestinian peace talks. >> his plan to return to borders that existed in 1967, before the six-day war, as a starting for negotiations, controversial and rejected by israel. the president later talked about the plan to the bbc. >> our argument is, let's get started on a conversation about territory and about security. that doesn't resolve all the issues. you still end up having the problem of jerusalem and still end up having the problem of refugees. but if we make progress on what two states would look like and a reality sets in among the parties, this is how it's going to end up, then it becomes easier for both sides to make difficult concessions to resolve those two other issues.
>> the new controversy is likely to dominate the president's meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who just arrived in washington in the last hour. >> cnn's ed henry live at the white house. netanyahu has called the idea of those pre-1967 borders indefenseble for israel, saying it's just not going to help them. i assume this means this is likely going to be yet another tense meeting between those two leaders today. >> no doubt about it, ali. it's interesting, the president was trying to explain in the interview with the bbc all he believed he was doing was trying to get the palestinians to the table. there's really no peace process going on right now and this was sort of a palestinian position largely, at least on this one issue, and he thought maybe that will get them to the table and as you heard we can deal with some of the issues later. that's not good enough for prime minister netanyahu because this basically, while it's not really a new position for the u.s., per se, it is the first time ever that a u.s. president has said it this directly in a formal address and really put israel on the defensive and trying to get
them to basically give a huge bit of ground before negotiations even take place. that's why the prime minister said, among other things, he said that we needed to go back to previous commitments the u.s. made, he said, quote, among other things those commitments relate to israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines, which are both indefenseble and which would leave major israeli population centers in judea and sam maria beyond those lines. you can see how that bit of timing is frustrating to the israelis, as prime minister netanyahu arrives here. i spoke to a former u.s. peace negotiator, aaron david miller, who said, this is going to basically make this meeting a disaster. >> i don't know whether the president took notice of the sense of timing, but he's opened up a significant issue with the israelis and fighting with the israelis, frankly, without purpose and without any sense of advancing the arab israeli peace process or achieving a breakthrough, doesn't make much
sense. >> reporter: it's worth noting as the president said in the bbc interview he did not mention anything about splitting jerusalem as a capital. that's important for the israelis. he also didn't mention anything about palestinian refugees, another important point israel wants him to leave off the table for now. nevertheless, by talking about the 1967 borders, basically everything else got drowned out and he's really upset the israelis on the eve of this meeting. ali, keeren. >> >> have they had a great relationship to begin with? >> they have had tense meetings, before, no doubt about it. aaron david miller has an expression, he says look, president obama keeps saying he wants to do anything to get this process going, it's almost like the yes, we can president, meeting with the o, no, you can't, prime minister because it has been tense between these two men before. then you add in the presidential politics that is going to jump into this. republican mitt romney yesterday charging that president obama is throwing israel under the bus. pretty strong language, but it gives you an idea ahead of 2012,
the jewish american vote is going to be important, clearly this is something that republicans are going to use against this president, going to make it that much harder to forge a peace deal. >> all right. ed, we'll stay on top of it with you, ed henry at the white house. we'll be covering that meeting live later today. coming up in 30 minutes more about this with former ambassador mark ginsburg and professor shibly tellhami. a glimpse into the mind of the suspected gunman in the tu san rampage and a school that saw the warning sign. jared loughner charged with the murders of six people in the january shooting. more than a dozen others were injured including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. pima college was ordered to turn over 250 e-mails written about loughner, they describe an irrational individual, and a potential threat to the school and the community. we've got some of those e-mails. >> that's right. one of them says, if i could tell -- i could tell he had emotional problems. another one, loughner's
professor writing, i would like to do everything we can to have him removed from class. the commander of the police force saying, quote, while the student has not made overt threats it's apparent his behavior is being noticed. we'll have much more on the story in our 8:00 hour, joined by psychologist jeff garrdeer and legal analyst jeffrey toobin. you can think these things and feel these things about people, but is it actionable. >> are there services in place to deal with it until somebody commits a crime. great discussion we're going to have later on. the convicted killer dubbed the unibomber may be linked with another murder case. the fbi wants ted kaczynski's dna in connection with the tylenol killings. several died after taking cyanide laced pills. the fbi says he refused to turn over a sample, serving life in prison killing three people in the string of bombings. the defense trying to take the death penalty off the table for the suspected ft. hood shooter major nadal hassan,
charged with killing 13 people at the texas base back in 2009. 32 others were injured. nassen's attorney says a death penalty trial is, quote, more time consuming and expensive. no word on when a decision will be made. the space shuttle "endeavour," we watched it launch together here on "american morning" on monday, it might be damaged. nasa workers are taking a close look at the underside of the shuttle. this picture taken before the "endeavour" docked with the international space station, of concern are three potentially damaged areas. commander mark kelly says he's aware but not worried about it. >> and to all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. i'm katie couric. good night. >> that was katie couric signing off for the last time on "the cbs evening news" made history in 2006 when she started as the first woman to solo anchor a network evening news show and ended last night's broadcast
with a montage of her five years on the program. she will be replaced by "60 minutes" reporter scott pelly and reportedly in talks to host a daytime show among many other indevers. good for her. another hit for arnold schwarzenegger, his movie comeback is now on hold. i think we could have expected that was going to happen. we are hearing from the other woman's daughter, that's just ahead. also, kicked out of cannes a film director lands in hot water, could not get himself out of his own muck of words when it comes to support for hitler. it was all caught on tape and quite uncomfortable. 12 minutes past the hour. [ male announcer ] in 2011, at&t is at work, building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
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arnold schwarzenegger's movie comeback, taking a little break until further notice. lawyers for the former governor of california say he wants to focus, understandbly, on personal matters after learned he fathered a child out of wed locke with his former housekeeper. all of his film projects are grounded. he had some, the plans for the governator comic book and the tv
series based on his life have been scrapped. >> maria shriver, still out in public. being seen in various pictures with her daughter christina, son christopher. they went to lunch yesterday at a brentwood, california, restaurant. we're hearing for the first time from the daughter of arnold's other woman speaking out in defense of her mom. >> my mom is a great woman. that's all i have to say. she's the most caring person you'll ever know. >> schwarzenegger was supposed to start shooting the movie called "cry macho" about a horse breeder who wins the kentucky derby only to succumb to alcohol and depression when he loses his family. he stood to earn $12.5 million and 25% of the profits for the role. as you were saying that project is well postponed. >> as well as the others. see something, say something. workers at a ups near hartford, contract krshgts, saw a suspicious package, turns out it was loaded with more than $6 million worth of cocaine. police say this could be the biggest drug bust in the state's
history. stuffed with 220 pounds of cocaine, held together with nails and glue and labeled elevator parts. >> okay. >> police arrested the man who came to pick it up. i was thinking they see a lot of packages. what's unusual to ups employees, but i guess nails and glue and elevator parts would raise one's suspicions. >> wow. a 7-year-old busted for bringing heroin into his elementary school. a local station in pittsburgh says the teacher found 18 small bags of heroin stuffed into his backpack and locker and that he also handed out drugs to at least three students. police brought in a bomb-sniffing dog, didn't find any other -- a drug and bomb-sniffing dog. didn't find any other drugs in the building. the boy says he brought the drugs from home but a police search of the house came up empty. we're talking about a 7-year-old. >> a curious story. interesting to see what happens with that. a plan in utah moves into his house and finds $40,000 hidden in the attic.
he doesn't keep the cash. he tracks down the rightful owners. the cash stuffed into eight boxes filled with 50s and 100s and stashed away by the previous owner who died last year. the money is going to be split among his six surviving children. what a nice thing to do. the right thing to do, but would everybody make that same choice? >> i hope people tell the truth. we've decided to make this the question of the dale. we will not judge you, tell the truth. what would you do if you found a big bag of money in the attic? send us an e-mail, tweet, tell us on facebook. we're going to read your responses. >> i think there's been other cases, haven't there, when somebody has left something, i bought the house, so whatever is in the house is mine. >> the best -- we already had one spr somebody on our staff said if i found $40,000 in the attic i would turn in $20,000 and be a hero for it. >> that's terrible. keep the other half. >> we're not all as scrupulous at cnn as we would like to think. 19 minutes after the hour. let's get a check of the morning's weather headlines.
>> feel free to tell us what you would do with $40,000. >> you know, the temptation is pretty great. i just couldn't live with myself if i didn't. >> karen is the kind of person who would come back to work after winning the lottery, i bet you. >> no. we've got severe weather moving across central oklahoma and texas. thought we would tell you about this because of the eruption and the potential for severe thunderstorms that could produce large-size hail, gusty winds as well as the possibility of tornadoes. no tornado watches out but we have a severe thunderstorm watch out across north central texas. all right, for the entire week, across the northeast, nothing but rain and fog and it's persisting through today. the area of low pressure is going to move out towards the northeast and new england. still some leftover showers and some thunderstorms, but this really hampers your travel situation. especially across new york airport areas. i've seen some visibilities down to about a quarter of a mile.
doesn't look like that's going to be changing until about 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning. but those delays could be well over an hour. we've seen this all week long. it's very frustrating for our travelers into the northeast, but also into boston and philadelphia. low visibility being reported there. i'll be back in about 45 minutes to bring you another weather update. >> all right. karen, good to see you, karen mcginnis at the extreme weather center. we have this interesting story about how female entrepreneurs are sort of overtaking men. it's a very interesting way to break the glass ceiling with a lot of women -- >> start your own business. >> we're going to tell you about that, where your opportunities are after the break. 20 minutes after the hour. es pe. what?! sam, get your ears cleaned out. but what did he say? 42 wild italians. huh? it's a cruise for plus-size individuals. it's a commercial. that's all. i'm pretty sure he said the chevy cruze eco -- a commercial for eagle? eagles? no eco, eco, eco! it's "the chevy cruze eco gets up to 42 miles per gallon." who asked you?
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welcome back. 24 minutes past the hour right now. all this week we've been focusing on america's job hunt and this morning, guess where most small jobs are coming from? this is interesting. female entrepreneurs. >> it's a trend that's been growing. a few years, female run small businesses will generate as many as 5.5 million new jobs nationwide. christine romans talked to one woman focusing on making her a million dollar success story. >> we're entering the health farm garden. i told you what's so unique about it, is that kids take care of this. >> reporter: stacy is living her dream, after a successful career in public relations she traded her power suit and big city office for blue jeans and a barn. health barn usa is the result. a hand's on program to teach children and families about organic farming and nutrition. >> so if you don't have vitamins and minerals in your soil, your plants aren't going to grow healthy and you won't grow
healthy. what the kids are learning is how to plant the seeds of sustainable growth, how to grow a healthy garden and body. for women entrepreneurs, sustainable growth means finding money and mentors. like nel, who created count me in and its program, make mine a million dollars, to help women like stacy take their businesses to a million in sales. >> 70% of all women business owners not only are at $50,000 or less in annual revenue, 70% of all women owned businesses are that small. >> reporter: really? >> yes. >> reporter: the challenge. >> to take a well-thought out business, not making a lot of money and get it to a million dollars in revenue and stacy had that kind of business. >> for a lot of women which i learned of being count me in, they started super cool businesses out of their kitchen and like now what do i do? . who wants to step up and down it. >> how are you going to do it? >> count me in has been a huge inspiration. winning that competition dafr
ga gave me a lot of confidence and got me out of the trenches working with the kids and focussing on the big picture. >> reporter: which she hopes includes six zeros. cnn, new jersey. >> to find out where the jobs are, how to get them, keep them, check out the new cnnmoney.com. there's a ton of features on this. we're going in depth this week on cnn. >> christine, by the way, is taking the day off. great piece by her. see her back here monday. he said what? film director kicked out of cannes film festival for some offensive comments. he tried to then say it was a joke, but it was talking about support for hitler. talking about how he was a nazi. >> yeah. >> people didn't find it funny. >> didn't go over well. a horse is a horse, of course, so what is it doing on a train? look at that. that's not a doctored photo. what that's about when we come back. it's 27 minutes after the hour. [ male announcer ] in 2011, at&t is at work, building up our wireless network all across america.
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30 minutes after the hour. good morning. let's bring you up to speed with the top stories we're covering at cnn. former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn could be walking out of rikers island at any moment. a judge granted him bail yesterday while a grand jury was indicting him on seven counts of sexual assault of a hotel maid. it figures to be a tense meeting at the white house later this morning when israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu pays a visit to president obama. netanyahu rejected the president's proposal outright that israel abandon land that it won in the 1967 war to restart the middle east peace process. netanyahu says those borders would leave israel, quote, indefenseble and he is demanding a retraction from the president. devastating floods in mississippi are now deadly. a 69-year-old man in vicksburg drowned yesterday. he's the first known victim of the historic floods. entire neighborhoods are
submerged in water over 2,000 people forced to flee their homes and experts say it will be weeks before they can return, even mississippi's governor has been affected. his lake house near yazoo city is under water. some homeowners in low-lying areas are taking it upon themselves to build their own levees to do whatever they can to protect their homes despite the rising waters. one homeowner tells us his house is surrounded by 12-foot high levees he built up and he's staying there. he's using a boat to get to and from the highway. >> people are trying everything they can to save their homes. >> raising them up on higher -- stilts, hoping that works. louisiana low lands turning into ghost towns. police were going door to door in butte larose, louisiana, clearing people out. >> they're under a mandatory evacuation order there. rob marciano is there in butte larose this morning. what is it like as these waters continue to rise? >> well, the river is still rising around here. but folks are still trying to make a living.
some craw fishermen heading out. about 400 traps out there. trying to bring in the harvest, so to speak. you're right, butte larose in this area, they've been told to get out. the mandatory evacuation goes into effect tonight and by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, they're not going to be letting anybody into or out of this place. it's been a week now where folks have been moving their stuff out. i've talked to a number of people that have been frustrated because boom, they're out of their houses for a week and a lot don't have a place to go. red cross shelters haven't been opened up yet so there's a handful of random shelters that are opened and if you're a single person they won't always let you into that. folks are kind of struggling here for sure. right now we're at 21 feet. it's forecasted to go up to 27 feet. but that forecast crest isn't until the end of next week. we talk about all the people being displaced. this is not a good deal for neighborhoods, for people and property. but yesterday, i went out with the usgs and took a tour of the
atchafalaya swamp and bayous that feed off and into the atchafalaya river itself. amazing to see how high the river is. learned a lot during that trip and as bad as this is for people, for commerce, and for communities, for the swamp itself and the ecology, it's actually a good thing. >> there's a silver lining when we see all these people packing up having to move out of their houses. nature is benefiting in some way. >> nature is benefiting, the fish are benefiting, the trees are going to get good and there's probably going to be a little cap of silt on the organic matter. we might see better resolved ax again for the next few years. >> reporter: he went on to say that, you know, it's a happy swamp and happy, healthy swamp is a happy swam. . they haven't seen waters like this flush through certain parts of the atchafalaya in over 30 years. so there's a lot of stuff in there, there's invasive species
that have grown 10, 20 years they would like to flush out, other forms of debris they would like to flush out. flush out some of the bad hopefully and bring in the good nutrients and sentiment dan was talking about there. it's amazing, guys, covering this now for two, three weeks, the catch 22 that we've seen here, in some areas it's helping nature, other areas like we saw yesterday with the oysters, it's not necessarily helping. certainly the folks who are having to move out of their homes, the commerce, shipping because of this flood, that's not helping either. this water has traveled a thousand miles. we started covering this 2 1/2 weeks ago in cairo and the -- they're measuring stream flow as well and the usgs scientists i spoke to yesterday, it would take about 14 days for the water in cairo, illinois, to get to this point. i think about two weeks ago, when we were up in cairo, i recognized the water coming down here. i'm pretty sure this is the same stuff that i saw up there in
illinois. of course the folks in butte larose don't want to hear that. most of them are completely out of here. all of them will be by tomorrow morning. guys, back to you in new york. >> all right. so the only bright spot, when you talk to some of the people, the land people and fishermen, it may mean better crops, better land, and silt and soil down the future. >> and the happy -- what did you say, happy swamp is a healthy swamp. >> good way to put it. one of the few people we've seen smiling in all of this were the scientists saying they took measurements and this could turn out to be a good thing, at least for the swamp. >> rob, we'll check in with you later. >> we'll leave you on that. >> rob marciano. danish film director lars, causing controversy at the cannes film festival for telling nazi jokes. they're comments that [ inaudible ] a press conference for his movie on wednesday. he joked he could sympathize with hitler, cannes kicked him
out for the gaffe saying he's not welcome and went too far. here's a bit of what he said. i understand hitler. i think i understand the man. he's not what you would call a good guy, but yeah, i understand much about him and i sympathize with him a little bit. >> you can see kirsten dunst sitting next to him, trying to nervously laugh. she seemed to put her head in her hand at one point, tried to cut him off, but he kept going. unfortunately. >> very strange. a violent and bizarre face-off with police in south carolina. sum urville cops confronted arthur lee thompson for shop lifting at a walmart last friday. he began throwing punches before getting tasered. he took off, in the police cruiser. here's a camera from the dash board. the police cruiser.
he hit 100 miles an hour. wild ride ended when he crashed into a truck. only minor injuries. >> you could hear what sounded like the [ inaudible ] coming off and playing down the street. >> knuckle head. >> you wonder for cops. sometimes they don't have it easy, do they. >> don't steal a cop car. if you need to get away somewhere, like police car is a stupid idea. i thought that only happens in movies. >> one of the stories you need to see to believe. a man that tried to board a train in wales -- i thought it was metro north outside of the city. >> it's in wales. maybe their rules are different here. >> i thought you couldn't bring your pony on, all this time, i would have have hired a separate car. >> it's not just that he brought it on. he bought tickets. security cameras show him buying two tickets with the pony next to him. >> he wanted to buy one for his horse in case. >> did the ticket person not sort of say something. sir, that's not the other ticket. >> you never know. the conductor politely it turned
him and his horse away and officials say he later turned up at a hospital. animal welfare officers are trying to locate the pair for some questions. >> can't imagine they're going to be hard to find. put out an app for a guy and a pony trying to get on public transportation. i would just get on the horse. >> not easy being a police officer. the president's controversial proposal for the future of the middle east, we're going to be speaking with ambassador mark ginsburg and professor in middle east policy into these two know a lot about this, give us context about what the president said and what the meeting is going to be like with benjamin netanyahu today. we've got some great stuff for you on an owe li limb pick-style competition for wounded service members. we'll have that on the other side of the break. shop from anywhere. we live in a social world. isn't time we had a social currency to match? membership reward points from american express. use them to get the things you love on amazom.com.
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expect things to get tense at the white house today when israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meets with president obama. netanyahu says the white house plan for a middle east peace deal based on borders that existed before the six-day war would make israel indefenseble. when the president talks about returning israel to its pre-1967 borders, let me give you a sense of what he's talking about. now this might look nice and neat when you look at it like this, until you zoom in on the west bank where jewish settlements started cropping up in the 1960s you can see those doimdss. more started in the '70s and '80s. they were supposed to stop after the oslo 2 agreement in 1995 but they continued growing as you can see. the red and the orange round
circles are all the extra settlements. those are unauthorized settlements. 300,000 people, jewish people, have now populated that area outside of israel's official boundaries. then you've also got jerusalem, which you can see over there. israel and the palestinians see that as their capital city. that is a point of great contention, a city the palestinians hope to get some claim two in the two-state division and something president obama alluded to in his comments yesterday. that's going to be a hot button issue in his meeting with prime minister netanyahu of israel later today, kiran. >> absolutely. you illustrated it well by showing that map because you can get a better sense of exactly what we're talking about here when we saw going back to the 1967 borders, joining us to talk more about the president's controversial proposal from washington is marc ginsberg, former presidential adviser on the middle east and also shibley telhami, professor at the university of maryland, my alma
mater, by the way. thanks so much for being with us this morning. >> good morning. >> ambassador ginsberg, let me start with the comments from prime minister netanyahu after hearing about this. he said that those 1967 borders are, quote, indefensible for israel. based on his strong comments and actually calling for the president to take back what he said, is this idea dead on arrival? >> it's dead on arrival, there's no negotiation between the palestinians and israelis and that's the problem. the president set this out in a speech and yet at the same time, all of us know that there's been a total breakdown in these negotiations. senator mitchell resigned in frustration. there's no trust left between the palestinians and the israelis and the negotiating table. if the president wants to follow through on this and earn the trust and confidence, he's going to have to commit himself to the process. it's not enough for him to make these statements and leave a sense of distrust among our strongest ally in the middle east. he's going to have to convince the israelis he has a sincere
goal and objective that's consistent with their objective of maintaining security and all of us know that what he said yesterday is consistent with the long-range goal of settling this problem. >> consistent with the long-range goal of settling the problem but you have put your finger on the specific problem, shibley, tell me about this. who is supposed to be at the table, who can get this deal done? because what's happening, is you've got palestinian negotiators playing to their audience and you've got benjamin netanyahu and israelis playing to some of the harder elements of both of those audiences. how do you get a deal done between these two sides? >> first of all, let me say, i don't agree that this is a controversial proposal. i think this was a measured speech by the president about the arab uprisings primarily. he couldn't avoid addressing the israeli/arab issue on the minds of a lot of people. a lot of his advisers were advising him to be bolder and put an obama plan that talks even about jerusalem and
refugees and he chose not to do it. he did the absolute minimum. the position the president took was pretty much in harmony with what bush said. there's nothing all that new in what he said. it's similar to what bush has said in the past. actually, when you look at it, it's even less than what the israelis and palestinians have been talking about in their n h negotiati negotiations, particular former president olmert and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. i don't understand what the reaction is. when the prime minister of israel says, well, 67 borders are not defenseble, well the president said 67 plus swaps. obviously it's already taken into account the possibility that some part of the west bank would be incorporated into israel and israel would compensate for that. i don't really see the controversy here. it's surprising to me, i don't really understand it. in fact, you can make the argument from the other side, the president was expected to say a lot more and he didn't
and, obviously, he's getting criticized not just by the prime minister of israel but being criticized by the palestinians for saying what he said about the unity government, for saying what he said about palestinian planning to bring up the issue in the general assembly. >> herein lies the continued problem, you're never going to make anybody happy and people -- it's not just about negotiations. it's about fundamentally viewing these as very, very different matters. another issue that's going to be causing problems, obviously, ambassador ginsberg, you can speak to this, while all this was happening netanyahu's government approved the continued building of new settlements in that area while the rest of the world community is calling for those settlements to be dismantled. how does that factor into this? >> it's obviously one of the real challenges that we face. the idea of creating a coherent palestinian state, which i think is the goal that everyone shares, that is a -- not a threat to israel's security, is being undermined by the
continued construction of these settlements. yet here we are, if i may just say, kiran, here we are talking about the minutia of negotiations and yet, the president's speech was supposed to focus on the arab spring. the fact that we are talking about this in the wake of the president's speech, which was supposed to harmonize american policy with the events in the arab world and here we are worrying about settlements and borders with the palestinian state, is why i have trouble with the president's speech. because he basically converted what essentially had been a strong, important message to the arab world and focusing on the minutia of the palestinian/israeli conflict without a there there and without a process by which to follow through on. >> you agree with shibley, that this isn't a lot of new material that the president had put out there. so what shibley is the point? is this meant to -- it's going to annoy benjamin netanyahu, we know that, this is going to be another tense meeting between
these two meetings. i always get tweets and e-mails. they've got a tense relationship. is this meant to provoke benjamin netanyahu to saying this is where we want to go with this? >> no. look i mean, if you're giving a speech in part to the arab audiences about the arab spring, which was most of the speech by the way, the arab israeli conflict was a smaller part of the whole thing and not about minutia, didn't get much into details, but when you think about it, if you're speaking to an arab audience and you know arab audiences historically looked at the u.s. through the prism of the arab israeli conflict they're waiting to see what you're going to say. if you ignore it they will see this as an imbalance, how can you talk about the rights of other arab people but not talking about the rights of palestinians. giving the president is speaking at apec on sunday and he's going to speak to a pro-israel audience, give a lot more in his support for israel, how could he have not said something when speaking to an arab audience. it's unthinkable. plus the prime minister of
israel is coming to the u.s. he's given a rare opportunity to speak to a joint session of congress, few world leaders are given that opportunity. he has a chance to make his own statement and to make his own case. i don't really understand what the fuss is all about here. >> all right. we welcome further discussion on it and we're going to continue to follow this as well. again, today, that crucial meeting is taking place between our president and israel's prime minister. ambassador marc ginsberg, professor telhami, thanks to both of you for being with us this morning. >> sure thing. >> pleasure. we're going to take a break. we're going to check out this competition, wounded service members proving even though they're injured it doesn't mean they can't compete at a very high level. we'll take you to the warrior games still ahead. it's 50 minutes past the hour. they're two of a kind.
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53 minutes past the hour. america's wounded warriors are going for the gold, more than 200 of them, service men and women, competing in this second annual warrior games. >> this always amazes me. i can never sort of get enough of this. i see these folks who have every reason in the world not to compete in things that i couldn't get myself to compete in and do, and they do a great job.
organized by the defense department and u.s. olympic committee. jason carole has been following this for us. >> why is it so important to get back up again and feel that spirit of competition after a devastating injury? >> you know what, it is not just a physical thing. it's a mental thing, it's a support thing, and you see it when you're out there. it's incredible to watch these guys and there's nothing like little spirit of competition to get these people motivated. that's really what the warrior games was all about. created as a way to motivate these service men and women with their recovery, not just physical. the games giving them an emotional boost as well. >> reporter: they marched on colorado springs. the drums of battle igniting the warrior within. this time these service men and women who once fought side by side will be competing against each other. >> being lazy has not been an option. i've been busy training for this thing. >> reporter: david oliver is ready. so is marine captain jonathan
disbro. >> i wasn't really an athlete before this, so this whole experience has been an eye opener for me. >> reporter: the experience, the warrior games. an olympic-style competition for wounded service members. david oliver lost his right arm during a humvee accident in afghanistan two years ago. jonathan disbro's right leg amputated below the knee in 2005 after an injury in iraq. >> 17 surgeries where they tried to save his foot. >> 17 surgeries? >> in six months. >> the challenge is there, presents itself. you can either accept that limitation or take that challenge and overcome it. >> reporter: there are more than 200 others here, eager to show how they've overcome their challenges. right now, jonathan is getting ready to compete in his first event of the morning. it is the shot put. so they're going to strap him in, to get him into position.
he gets the shot put goal and competes in four other events. david oliver medals, fighting for the bronze in the 800 meter. >> i was about to fall on my face the last quarter of the thing. i'm saying to myself, i have my family to think about, the army. i haven't pushed myself harder than that in my entire life. >> reporter: that's what warrior games is all about, men and women continuing to push themselves, never giving up. >> and a reminder that jonathan and david were not athletes before this competition. that's common with most of these service men and women who compete in the warrior games. tomorrow is actually the final day of the game and they're hoping that it becomes even bigger next year and i think it will. when you're out there, you see all the volunteers, the coaches, the families, it's just incredible. >> best to them. i think that that's great. this is the second year. >> second year. >> only going to continue to grow. pretty cool. thanks, jason. >> we're going to take a break. your top stories coming up in two minutes. k,
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and that could happen at any moment on this "american morning." good morning. welcome to "american morning." it's 7:00 in the east. on friday, may 20th. >> good to see you. >> one day left. >> one day left. >> before the end of the world. >> well, that's not going to happen. >> at any moment actually, we could be seeing a new lease on life and i guess you could say for the former imf boss, dominique strauss-kahn he could be walking out of rikers island prison if this, indeed, happens today, which it's supposed to. a judge did agree to free him on bail, the same day the jury did indict him on those charges related to the alleged sex assault. to be released strauss-kahn will have to post bail of a million dollars and $5 million insurance bond, and he'll also be forced to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and be guarded around the clock. >> strauss-kahn's been under a suicide watch at rikers island after being arrested nearly a
week ago for alleged sexual assault of a maid at his manhattan hotel. susan candiotti is here. a bunch of bail conditions, any chance they're not going to be met or are you expecting him to walk out of jail this morning. >> do expect him to be walking out of jail at some point. the judge has to sign off on everything. the judge has to be assured those we those cameras are in place, armed guards ready to go to work. we know the wife was trying to locate an apartment and said that she did. but the judge has to be satisfied that all those conditions have been met. >> the other thing, too, moving forward, this judge was apparently convinced that this -- there would be enough conditions in place for him to stay put. his initial request for bail was denied. >> that's right. but this time, after listening to the arguments, the judge appeared to be satisfied that he has no criminal record, he is a powerful man who understands how important this case is, how serious the charges are, and as the defense attorney said, your honor, my client will not
somehow magically teleport himself to france. he knows that he has to stay here and fight these charges. >> now so this was a setback for the prosecutors who didn't want bail, but they did get some victories in court yesterday. >> they did. and it came at an interesting time as you saw the whole thing come together, because you saw a very serious man, dominique strauss-kahn, sitting there, although he did flash a smile to his wife as he walked into the courtroom, and, in fact, he even blew her a kiss, but the state made clear to the court the evidence is coming together, dna has been collected, they've said they got forensic evidence they're picking up from the hotel suite and talked about the victim's testimony, the alleged victim's testimony, as being very compelling. >> very interesting. we'll see what happens later today. also is he allowed to leave the apartment at all with the electronic monitoring bracelet or he has to stay inside at all times? >> they did discuss that in court. he might be able to leave -- he has to leave whenever he has to go to court and he said i might
want to leave for religious reasons. he's jewish and might want to attend some services. so that -- the judge had all of that in mind. the next step for him is june 6th when he is officially arraigned on the indictments. >> all right. susan, thanks very much. we'll probably have some developments in between there when the dna results come out and when other things are announced. you'll stay on it for us. >> thanks. to the complicated search for common ground in the israeli/palestinian peace process. president obama urging both sides to accept a framework on borders that existed before the six-day war in 1967. >> our argument is, let's get started on a conversation about territory and about security. that doesn't resolve all the issues. you still end up having the problem of jerusalem and the problem of refugees, but if we make progress on what two states would look like and a reality sets in among the parties, this
is how it's going to end up, then it becomes easier for both sides to make difficult concessions to resolve those two other issues. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu flatly rejected president obama's idea, saying that it would leave israel's borders, quote, indefensible. he's going to be able to tell that to the president's face today when the two meet later this morning. ed henry at the white house with a preview of that. it seems this is a tough negotiating position for the president given that benjamin netanyahu has so publicly panned this idea. >> absolutely. you heard president obama there in the bbc interview saying look, i'm just trying to get the parties to the table. the idea being he thinks since the palestinians like the idea of going back to the 67 borders, that will get them to the table. the israel position is look, the palestinian authority has now entered into this reconciliation deal with hamas, the terror group, how in the world could israel be expected to go to the negotiating table right now. that's why you heard such a strong statement from prime minister netanyahu saying among other things, quote, those
commitments relate to israel, not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which were both indefensible and which could leave major israeli population centers beyond those lines. this is not a major shift in u.s. policy, per se, but really the first time that an american president has gone this far in a formal address. that's why it is putting the white house a bit on the defensive this morning and we spoke to aaron david miller, a former u.s. peace negotiator, who said the timing of this is awful, since prime minister netanyahu is arriving just in the next couple of hours. >> i don't know whether the president took notice of the sense of timing, but he's opened up a significant issue with the israelis and fighting with the israelis, frankly, without purpose, and without any sense of advancing the arab israeli peace process or achieving a breakthrough, doesn't make much sense. >> now, the white house feels a lot of people are missing that in the speech, the president also deliberately did not get
into jerusalem in splitting up the capital which is very divisive for the israelis, so that was a bone to them, and he didn't get into the palestinian refugee issue and also, this was really just about maybe 1%, 2% of a broader speech about the middle east but everyone jumping on this in part because the prime minister is showing up here in the next couple hours. i was reading "national journal skz magazine and their take, this meeting will be awkward. >> you've been through the last round last year where there were some negotiations that failed. there is an existing it tough relationship between president obama and prime minister netanyahu you have to think the president calculated this to maybe kickstart some negotiation this afternoon with netanyahu. >> no doubt. i mean look, they're going to be meeting behind closed doors in the oval office, then make statements to the press, and then they have a working lunch behind closed doors, completely closed off to the media. you would think that would give them a chance to air some of
these differences and try to make some progress. you're absolutely right in previous meetings it has not gone well between these two leaders. you're starting at a point where they have not really been on the same page. some might think this will make it worse. on the other hand, maybe if these differences are aired now, they start moving into some actual real talks, maybe they can actually turn it around. >> all right. ed, we'll follow it closely all day today. we'll be covering it. thanks. >> good to see you. the it taliban claiming responsibility for a car bomb near a u.s. consulate in pakistan this morning. one person was killed, 11 others hurt, including two u.s. workers. the bomb was packed with more than 100 pounds of explosives. a taliban spokesman tells cnn the attack is revenge for the death of osama bin laden. the two american workers suffered only minor injuries. nato launching an attack on moammar gadhafi's warships. an air strike hit eight ships this morning, saying the government's forces were stopping humanitarian aid from coming through tripoli's sea port. libyan officials say they blame the united states for the
attacks. space shuttle "endeavour" may be damaged. nasa workers are now taking a look at the underside of the shuttle. here's a picture that was taken before "endeavour" docked with the international space station. mission managers say there are three potentially damaged areas. commander kelly says he is aware, but not worried. and we've seen before when there have been damage to either the heat shield or some tiles or something they're able to do repairs in space? >> sometimes the little piece of damage can affect the shuttle and sometimes they sustain fairly major stuff. arnold schwarzenegger's movie comeback is on hold. lawyers for the former governor of california say he wants to focus on personal matters after he it was learned he fathered a child out of wed locke with his former housekeeper. plans for a govern ator comic book and tv series have been scrapped as well. maria shriver is out in public. this photo of her daughter christina and son christopher was taken wednesday at lunch at
a brentwood, california, restaurant. a man in utah moves into a house and finds $40,000 in the attic. but he doesn't keep the cash. instead, he tracks down the old owners. >> look at that, in bags. >> oh, my gosh. >> kind of crumbly and rolled up. >> he said it was a lesson in honesty for his kids. >> it is a great opportunity for me to take my children and say to them, we are going to do something awesome. >> so nice. the cash was stuffed into eight boxes filled with 50s and 100s. don't look at me like that, ali. it is nice. stashed by the home's previous owner. the owner died last year, but the money will be split among his surviving six kids. >> setting aside the legality of all of this, this is our question of the day for you. tell the truth. what would you really do if you found a bag of money in your house? send us an e-mail, tweet or tell us on facebook. we're going to read some of your responses later this hour. we're getting some fantastic ones as we speak. not everybody is as nice as the
guy who gave the money back, i'll tell you that. and some people are paranoid about it. >> whatever you tweet to us -- >> some are paranoid, if you left 40 in the attic, i'm calling the cops, what's going on at this house. >> bunch of guys who show up asking for 40 grand. movie plot. dominique strauss-kahn is granted bail. he's about to get out of jail. we're live at rikers island waiting for that. >> also, the fbi now wants the unibomber, ted kaczynski's dna, in connection with the tylenol laced -- cyanide tylenol laced case in the 1980s. ten minutes past the hour. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
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all right. the feds are eyeing the convicted unibomber in another decade's old murder case. the fbi wants ted kaczynski's dna in connection with the 1982 tylenol killing. cyanide laced capsules killed seven people. officials say he refused to turn over a sample, serving life in prison for killing three people during a string of bombings. we're waiting for former imf
chief dominique strauss-kahn to be released from rikers island. a judge did grant him bail yesterday. once he agreed to post $1 million cash bond on top of that, $5 million insurance bond, and also submit to house arrest as well as electronic monitoring. >> our legal analyst jeffrey toobin joins us this morning. jeff, let's just answer this, is this unusual that he would get bail on these terms or is this entirely usual that somebody charged with a sex crime who can put up the bond can be freed? >> this was a really close call. i mean i think -- first of all, nothing is usual about this case. you rarely have a white collar-style defendant accused in a violent crime of this kind. that's just a fact. you don't see many cases like that. but, there are competing considerations in this case. you had a judge earlier in the week essentially turn down the same deal, later in the week a judge agreed to it. i think the decision is very much defenseble. look he's not going anywhere. he's going to be under 24-hour
guard, wearing an ankle bracelet. >> taking away his passport, imf travel credentials. >> if you believe that bail as it's supposed to be is really just a device to protect the community and to assure someone's appearance at trial he's not going to hurt anybody and he's not going to flee. so i think what the judge did was defenseble but other judges could have seen it another way. >> the question some were asking did he get preferential treatment in a way. would an average joe charged with the counts of sexual assault that he's accused of, be allowed out on bail? >> let me give you a lawyer's answer to that. i mean i think the answer is yes, someone else would have been given this deal, but only if he could pay for it. because dominique strauss-kahn is footing the bill for the electronic monitoring. >> some are saying today would a judge set the bail that high for a average joe. >> they would. >> you wouldn't be able to
afford this unless you were a person of some means. >> apparently this deal is going to cost strauss-kahn $200,000 per month to pay for all this. obviously that limits the universe of people who could afford it to a very tiny slice. >> a regular person who didn't earn and have miss means and didn't live no another country, would they be called upon to be paying for their own security and cameras and things? >> they would. most people couldn't do it so they wouldn't get the -- that sort of deal. they would be in rikers island. >> talk about the other particulars of the case. apparently the defense is pushing the argument that he was not in a rush, that if a guy committed this heinous sex crime he would be trying to get the heck out, but making much of the fact he was planning a lunch with his daughter, he was already scheduled to be on his flight, does that -- i mean does that help bolster a defense, if, indeed, a defense is this is a consensual encounter? >> it's a point in the defense's favor. the fact that he didn't sort of panic and run right to the
airport and schedule a new flight, the fact that this plane was a week -- scheduled a week earlier, this flight, i mean it's not the greatest argument in the world but it is a point in the defense favor. in the context of a lot of evidence in the case, i don't know how significant it would be, but you can understand why the defense is pushing it. >> is there any issue with the fair trial in terms of publicity he's getting on this? >> if this trial were in france, maybe there would be that sort of issue. my sense is, and having covered a lot of these high-profile trials, we in the news media always think the public is paying more attention than it is. if you were to ask ten people on the street who is dominique strauss-kahn, i bet you wouldn't get more than two or three -- they would say he's that french -- but he's not a celebrity in this country. i don't think it will be any problem getting a fair jury in this case, even in manhattan. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. we want to read a couple responses to our question of the day. we talked about the guy that found $40,000 in cash sitting in
his attic and did the right thing, wanted to send a message to his kids. >> you said the he did the right thing. you've tainted the whole viewer poll. >> he said he wanted to do the right thing to show his kids. >> clearly a lot of our respondent don't think he did the right thing. >> a bag of 40 grand in my attic writes maxnlace -- >> max even lace. >> i'm sorry max. >> many ooen. >> that scream suspicious to me. i would call the cops immediately. >> maxine's word a bunch of guys coming to the door, seen $40,000 in a couple bags. >> aren't you wearing lace today. >> tim says on facebook, he says -- >> that's the justification. spread it around a little bit. >> we're going to have more of your answers this morning. thanks for writing in. jon huntsman testing the presidential waters. there are people that want him to run so badly, they don't know
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a hopeful sign the housing crisis might be easing, the mortgage bankers association reporting mortgage delinquency rates are falling, past due loans and foreclosures dropping significantly in the first three months of this year. apple now wants in on music streaming. apple signed a licensing deal with emi music and in talks with two other labels. this comes after amazon and google announced their own music streaming services. another sign of the digital media domination. amazon announcing its customers are buying more ebooks for the kindle than all print books, hard cover and paperback combined. good news for those of you who used to read play "playboy" for the articles. the web based subscription service will cost $8 a month or 60 bucks a year if you want to buy in bulk. "american morning" will be right back after the break.
27 minutes past the hour. texas governor rick perry has signed a new law that requires doctors to conduct a sonogram before being able to perform an abortion. this is a bill that sparked angry debate. it requires doctors to provide expectant mothers a chance to see an image of their unborn baby and hear the heart beat and also forced to explain to women what they're seeing in the sonogram including organs and limbs. the measure provides an exception in the case of rape or incest or when the fetus has fatal deformities. donald trump backing out of a fund-raiser in iowa. organizers are canceling the event. trump was supposed to headline the iowa gop's big lincoln day dinner june. tickets were selling for $150 apiece. since announcing his decision not to run for president trump's backed out of a lot of public engagements. bailed on a tea party event in south carolina. jon huntsman has not declared he's a candidate but
the former governor and ambassador to china is acting like one many say. >> he campaigned in new hampshire seeing if his moderate brand of politic cancel in the republican party. jim acosta live in new hampshire this morning. jim, he's running low in the polls. he's not really appealing to the evangelical republicans but a lot of regular, plain vanilla conservative -- fiscal conservative republicans like him? >> that's right. and he's doing a little bit more than just testing the waters and he's finding those waters are just fine up here in new hampshire so far. you know, huntsman is entering potentially this race at an interesting time. a lot of republicans are pretty concerned about the current slate of candidates out there right now, but huntsman understands he's got some issues of his own, namely he was just president obama's ambassador to china. that might be a tough pill to swallow for conservatives throughout. we caught up with huntsman briefly before this event, his
first event in new hampshire, yesterday evening in hanover and he told us he's ready to take on those issues head on. >> you think you would be able to overcome some concerns republicans have about your record? >> everyone who has been elected to political office has a history, some will like it, some won't, and it's important that you and the voters take a look at those records, analyze them, lay them out and then let the voters decide. >> reporter: now, as for that ambassadorship, huntsman was already sort of laying out his defense in his remarks yesterday evening, saying that he was serving his country and his president. not necessarily president obama. so testing out a defense there. and he also played the diplomat a little bit last night, criticizing the president a little bit, on his middle east speech yesterday, but not throwing out a lot of red meat. yesterday you heard mitt romney said president obama threw israel under the bus. huntsman did not go that far but
did offer mild criticism of the president on that speech and he laid out his economic vision talking about his experience in china saying that experience from 10,000 miles away gave him the impression that the united states is disspirited and depressed. he would like to see the united states have the confidence that china has in the years ahead. he thinks eat lex will be just about that, guys. >> jim acosta in new hampshire, thanks so much. >> i'm not understanding why someone would think being appointed ambassador to something would somehow be a negative. he was the ambassador to china, most important economy in the entire world. this is no endorsement of jon huntsman but that's a bit of a strange criticism. crossing the half hour. your top stories, former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn has been granted bail and could be released from rikers island jail at any moment. he's facing seven sexual charges. he's agreed to remain under house arrest and be monitored around the clock by armed guards he's paying for himself. a tense meetings expected at
the white house between president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. it comes a day after the president called israel to return to its 1967 borders as part of a peace plan. netanyahu has called that idea indefensible for israel. arnold schwarzenegger has temporarily terminated his movie career to focus on some personal matters that have turned up. all of his pending film projects are now grounded. plans for a governatore comic book and tv sears based on his life have been scrapped. devastating flooding in mississippi turning deadly. a 69-year-old man in vicksburg drowned yesterday, the first known victim of the historic flooding taking place. entire neighborhoods are submerged in water. 2,000 people forced to any their homes and experts say it will be weeks before they can return, if they have something to return to. that's another big question. even mississippi's governor has been affected. his lake house near ya skoo city is under water. home owners low-lying areas are taking it upon themselves to
build their own levees. one homeowner tells us his home is surrounded by 12 foot high levees, using a boat to get to and from the highway. lightning strike outside of an emergency room in mississippi as a security camera outside of the er caught it. here's a look. there you see it, you can see smoke after it hits a tree outside of the hospital. just an interesting moment caught on tape there. but nobody was hurt. >> just so much weather we've been covering in the last several weeks. today marks the -- well the annual hurricane forecast. >> that comes out. >> it's not going to be a quiet year. karen mcginnis is in atlanta with the details. karen? >> ali, and looks like kiran, we are expecting an especially aggressive season as far as the colorado state, as well as the national hurricane centers' forecast. you look at a 60-year average and we usually see about two major hurricanes in a season. but both the colorado state and noaa are saying maybe around 40
4 or 5 -- 4 or 5. in 2010 we had five major hurricanes meaning category three or above. you're wondering seemed like a fairly quiet year, but, in fact, most of these major hurricanes affected the caribbean basin or right around mexico or into central america. but we did see quite an active forecast, both for colorado state and for noaa and for ali and kiran, if you look at these hurricane names you won't see yours on this list. back to you. >> pretty much guaranteed. >> i would not rather have a hurricane named after me or a gas station. those are my two rules. >> el cheapo right across the street. a violent and bizarre faceoff with police in south carolina. all caught on tape. when police had to confront arthur thomas last friday. thompson rather. he began throwing punches before getting tased. that still didn't stop him. he took off in the police cruiser. >> you're looking at the camera. >> from the police cruiser.
>> of the stolen police cruiser. >> 100 miles an hour. look what happens. oh! believe it or not, everybody involved escaped with minor injuries. >> that's just the beginning of his troubles, safe to say. >> he's been taized, stole a police car and crashed it and was punching the police. >> you can't make this stuff up. a man from wales trying to get on board a train. we keep saying a pony. looks like a horse to me. pony or horse? >> looks like a pony. look at its height. it's shorter. >> maybe he's crouching down to fit inside. >> get the kid's price. >> this guy in wales buys two tickets, goes up and buys two tickets. the conductor politely turned him and the horse away. they got pretty close. getting on the train. they didn't have better luck when they were stopped -- popped up at a hospital a few hours later. animal welfare officers are looking to question the man and perhaps his horse. >> horse/pony. >> i don't know if they've got them yet. can't imagine it's going to be that hard. >> we'll keep you posted though.
>> how did they forget this? a man in utah moves into a house, finds 40 grand. it was hidden in the attic by previous owners. he doesn't keep the cash. he does the -- >> stop it, don't say it. >> right thing. >> oh! >> he tracks down the rightful owners. our question of the day, what would you really do if you found a bag of money? twitter -- >> and twitter writes -- i had one that sounded the same, keep half, give half back and look like the hero. you keep saying he did the right thing. i haven't seen a tweet or comment from our viewers who think he did the right thing. >> i know you're out there. good on you man, for giving the money back. we're going to read more of your thoughts later in the show. baytown, texas, spent time there, it is where the largest
refinery on the continent is, but it's actually got a lot of work available for people and all you need is a two-year degree for it. i'm going to tell you about more of that in detail when we come back. and also the jury has been out on this. is it dangerous to talk on your cell phone. long-term exposure. >> she won't hold it up to her ear. >> a lot that feel that way. i wonder about the people that drive around with the bluetooth all day long. dr. sanjay gupta tested it out on a mock brain with some scientists who believe that yes, indeed, the radiation you're getting from your cell phone can be harmful. >> wow. >> he joins us at the bottom of the hour. it is the bottom of the hour. he joins us soon.
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all this week cnn has been taking an in-depth look at america's job hunt. it remains a struggle for so many people. we're spotlighting a texas town with a surplus of jobs. baytown is the name and manufacturing is the game. >> there you to. >> reporter: imagine being a college student in today's job market and being almost certain of employment once you graduate. that's the reality for these students earning associate degrees at lee college in baytown, texas. >> other people in other parts of the united states have no idea the job market and availability here. >> reporter: baytown is a petro chemical hub with 19 manufacturing facilities run by big names like exxon mobil, chevron, phillips, and bayer. >> it's very competitive. with our local oil gas and petro chemical companies. we're going after the same talent pool. >> reporter: bayer manufactures high tech plastics vying for
processed technology operators. over the next five years, 3800 of them will be needed in the gulf coast region. not engineers with a four-year degree, but skilled workers with two-year associate degrees in science-based technology. >> back in 2000, we had typically about 2,000 applicants for every 20 to 30 vacancies. by contrast, today, we have about 250 applicants for those same 20 to 30 vacancies. >> reporter: it's a similar story at manufacturing plants across the country. in part, due to experienced baby boomers retiring and in part, due to the rapid advancement of technology. schools just aren't turning out enough students with the math and science skills needed. >> we will struggle as an economy if we don't find a way to fill these positions. >> drop one degree. >> reporter: the petro chemical companies in baytown are trying to close that gap, partnering with lee college, offering gifts
of equipment, scholarships and paid internships. >> going on these internships and proving what we've learned, sets us up for bigger things in life. >> very stable jobs, very steady, you get in a job and can work it until you retire. >> reporter: laura was offered a full-time job after interning. she used to run a day care business, now at the age of 40, she's happy she made the switch. >> my brother graduated a year ago as a computer engineer with a four-year degree and i graduated last year with a two-year degree and i'm going to make the same amount of money he makes this year. >> that's interesting. so, you know, because we talk about all the money that you owen you get out of college after a four-year college degree. and she's saying in two years she's going to make the same amount of money coming out of school. >> it does speaks to the issue about science and technology and again not for everybody. >> not an easy ride. >> but there are jobs. we have to be clear there are jobs in that industry if you go for an all-out engineering degree there are high-paying jobs, but a two-year degree and
there are jobs. >> about how much are we talking here? >> a full engineering degree will get you out of college in the $80,000 to $90,000 range double what you get normally. these are less than that, but there's a lot of employment. >> good stuff. what is driving the manufacturing sector these days? a lot of people want it to know. are we looking at turning over a new leave or some of this temporary. >> we've been growing jobs. talk to the ceo of seamens usa, eric spiegel, joins us now from washington. eric, you got jobs available. you got 3,000 jobs available at seemans usa. what kind of jobs are they? >> we have over 3200 jobs open right knew and more than half of those, are in science, technology, engineering type jobs you were just mentioning. the other half are in customer service, sales, marketing support, et cetera. in addition to those 3200 jobs, we have hundreds of blue collar jobs out of the plants we're opening and expanding around the country.
we have quite a mix. it's getting more difficult to fill the jobs. >> that's interesting. that's what people want to hear when looking at 9% unemployment around the can trin. you have contracts to build light rail or street cars that are going to be going up in houston and atlanta. are these temporary gigs or for people could these be the start of long-term careers for folks? >> i think they can definitely be the start of long term careers in places like sacramento where we're expanding our light rail facility n charlotte where we're building a new gas turban plant, we're spending money retraining people. in charlotte, textile workers who will be working in a gas turbine plant, same thing in iowa, retraining workers to work in the wind blade industry. we see these as long-term careers. we're making investments for the long term. these are 30, 40-year investment assets. >> why are you doing this? i'm asking you this because are these part of the deals you've got with these light rail or is it something about when you -- are you getting tax breaks that say you've got to retrain
workers? because why -- being facetious, but make these street cars somewhere else and ship them to america? >> we see the u.s. as a competitive place for manufacturing now. in fact, for many of our plants we can manufacture here at a competitive cost with any place in the world. we like investing in the u.s. because we have skilled labor here. it's got a great universities in science for doing rnd. we like to tie our r and d to manufacturing and well developed infrastructure. all this make an attractive market. >> as we talk and there's been so much concern about jobs going overseas, manufacturing jobs going overseas, the common wisdom, it's cheaper to do it in china and india, why do it here, if you make the case that there is a very good reason to manufacture here in the united states, why aren't more companies doing it? >> you know, i think it makes sense for a lot of industries where there's a lot of technology involved and a lot of the things we're building are in the clean energy space like gas
turbines and wind turbines and the transportation sector like light rail. for those things that have a high technology content it makes sense. those are the areas we're investing. we've invested over half a billion dollars in the last couple years and created 3,000 jobs in those areas. there are a lot of areas that make sense and we did a lot of that during the recession which is why we're doing well coming out of the resneegs a lot of people have said that companies have money, they're hoarding it, sitting on it, why not spend it? what is holding the business environment back that we're still at 9% unemployment? >> i think the 9% unemployment is more of a mismatch. you know, right now, as we said before, we have 3200 positions opened. we've hired about 35 new recruiters just in the last couple months. >> i think you're so dead on in that. let me continue on that line then. we ran a piece where we showed these people in baytown, texas, getting two-year degrees, coming out with jobs and then we know that engineers come out of
school with almost double what the average college graduate comes out. so when you say mismatch you're saying we have 15 million people unemployed in the united states, about 3 million jobs unfilled, those people are not equipped for those jobs so that's why you're retraining people? >> that's why we're retraining people and putting more recruiters to search for the people had that have those skills. i think that's one of the things the country needs to do more of, invest in training programs. it's one of the reasons that germany has done so well over the years. they have a very formal apprentice program. we have about 10,000 people coming out of high school in our apprentice programs, in germany about 2500 new people every year, training with these technical skills. that exists to some extent in the u.s. >> that seems vital and hopefully more people will pick up on those lessons, the notion something to be learned and then you can move into that track and succeed in the future. very interesting to talk to you, eric spiegel, president and ceo
of seamens usa, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> what a great discussion on that. find out where the jobs are by the way and how to get them, how to keep them, we've got a lot of features on this on the brand new cnnmoney.com. lots of stories on america's job hunt right now. we'll be right back. 48 minutes after the hour. and , sensuous leather interior and modern design, jaguar has once again raised the bar. learn more at jaguarperforms.com. down the hill? man: all right. we were actually thinking, maybe... we're going to hike up here, so we'll catch up with you guys. [ indistinct talking and laughter ] whew! i think it's worth it. working with a partner you can trust is always a good decision. massmutual. let our financial professionals help you reach your goals.
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moment this morning. he'll be under house arrest. he has to wear an electronic monitor and watched around the clock by armed guards. once he's released. in just a few hours, president obama sits down with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house. the meeting comes just a day after the president proposed that israel roll back its border to . . two u.s. workers wounded in a deadly bombing in pakistan. the taliban spokesman said it is an act of revenge over the death of osama bin laden. arnold schwarzenegger putting his movie career on hold to focus on personal matters. his film projects grounded for now. plans for him to have the governator tv series and mag jean scrapped.
to your head. is it really safe? >> you would have to get one of the earpieces that you plug in. anyway, there are keconcerns. the fcc is continued to maintain they are safe. cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta did his own investigation and joins us live from atlanta. the headlines are often confusing on this. many think common wisdom would make it seem you can't hold this thing up to your ear. >> you know my wife. don't give her more ammunition than you need. >> i am hear about the facts. we have been looking into this for more than a year. i am personally concerned about it because i use a cell phone all the time and continue to. i do use eye wired earpiece. let me tell you a couple things. the big headline over the last couple of months came out of the study called the inner phone study, big 13 country phone study. the headline was, there doesn't seem to be any kind of
association. what we found quickly was looking at the appendix of this, which you can only find online, we found that people, in fact, who used cell phones for ten years or more had a almost doubling of the rate of a type of a brain tumor called a glioma. it is kind of the point a little bit here that a lot of doctors and health care people are starting to make. you don't see tumors develop right away. in this country, only in the last 15 years have cell phones become really, really popular. what its going to happen over the next 5, 10, 15 years. this was largely considered a fringe issue. dr. keith black at cedars-sinai says he believes there is a concern. the head of oncology at university of pittsburgh, said, limit your cell phone use, use earpieces.
san francisco wants to put warning labels on their cell phones. in europe, they have said, we need more testing. we believe this is potentially as big a health epidemic as asbestos, tobacco and leaded gasoline. there are louder and more prominent voices on this. >> the fcc tells you you can't use phones on airplanes even though there is no evidence that that does dangerous. phones are dangerous on airplanes but unsafe next to your head. should we be listen together fcc on this? >> part of this issue is, it may not have been long enough to know the impact of cell phones on the brain, specifically with regard to cancer. it takes 20, 25, 30 years for these cancers to develop. cell phones haven't been around that long. the way they actually do some of the safety testing. i went to one of these safety labs. they let us come in there. you are looking at a skull.
this he create a model brain, which is just water, salt and sugar, decidedly a low-tech thing. they put my phone up next to the skull and measured the amount of radiation that's being given off. in my case, the phone seemed to check out okay. what about people who have thinner skulls and more importantly what about children. children are using phones more than ever before. there hasn't been a single study that we could find that is a peer-reviewed study that shows any relationship or has been studied between children and cell phones. those studies have not been done. they are going to be using cell phones their entire lives. it is remarkable that people have not looked at this issue. >> i know you walk around with your wired earpiece. it is a smart thing to do. you talk about this stuff. we don't know yet. the old adage, better safe than sorry. >> it is an easy thing to do.
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the former head of the imf swapping a jail sentence for home arrest. i'm kiran chetry. hundreds of college e-mails released about jared laugh ner. people calling him creepy with no behavioral inhibitions. other classmates worried about going to class. why did none of that get out the in time? our experts will weigh in on this "american morning." good morning. it is friday, may the 20th. christine romans is off today. a lot of big stories we are following right now. >> that's right. at any moment, former imf boss,
dominique strauss-kahn, could get out of rikers island released on bail. a judge agreed to free him on bail yesterday. that was the same day that the grand jury ruled to indict him. >> that wasn't easy. in order to be released, strauss-kahn will post bail of $1 million cash plus a $5 million insurance bond eel be forced to wear an electronic monitor bracelet and will be guarded around the clock by guards that he is paying for. susan candiotti is here. she is following this closely. when are we expecting him to get out? is he likely to get out? >> we expect him to get out today. as you indicated, the judge has to make sure everything is in place. he can't just let him out with a promise, don't worry, it will be ready. they have to be sure that all those armed guards are in place, that the cameras are ready, that he has a place to go. until that happens, he is not leaving rikers. >> what about the atmosphere in the court when this all went down? >> it was highly charged.
it was quiet. you could hear a pin drop. everybody wanted to see what he looked like when he walked into the room. for once, he was clean-shaven, wearing a suit. would he be wearing a jail jumpsuit? no, he wasn't. he was cleaned up. he immediately flashed a smile to his wife and daughter sitting there in the front row. he heard very serious charges against him. the defense explained briefly to the court why it was so important they release him. they said, judge, he is not going to teleport himself to france. >> he is an honorable man. he will appear in this court and anywhere else the court directs. he has only one interest at this time, and that is to clear his name. >> if the state has its way, it is going to try to prove that these allegations against him including attempted rape, very serious charges. a grand jury came through yesterday. that might not clear his name. >> the prosecution was big on
the idea that this is a man of means. he needs to be kept in jail in order to -- the arguments for being in jail, you keep society safe and you show up for court. were they not strong enough, the arguments? >> it did the best job they could trying to present to the court that they are gathering evidence. they believe that the victim is very compelling, that her testimony is. the evidence is continuing to mount against this man. they tried to make that case before the judge. he listened but ultimately decided the other way. here is how the prosecutors tried to put it. >> the proof against him is substantial. it is continuing to grow every days athe investigation continues. and it should be considered by the court when evaluating the issue of bail. >> keep in mind, he faces seven counts, four of them are fellies. if found guilty, he could face up to 25 years in jail.
he has a long legal road ahead of him. it could take six months to come to trial. >> what are some other key things? i know the grand jury made their ruling. we are probably going to see other court dates and appearances. coming up, june 6th, he will be officially arraigned and escorted to court back and forth with his own armed security force. he has to foot the bill for all of this. the judge told him before he left, you, sir, better be here. >> the other interesting thing, his lawyer saying he is going to spend all of his time and energy to defend himself. it doesn't sound like any type of plea here. >> it is far too early in the proceedings. at this point, the defense doesn't even know what evidence there is. part of that, of course, they will be learning as each step goes along. >> we might be getting a bit of it today. >> thanks very much. we will keep our viewers up to date with all that. we are getting several reports of syrian security forces opening fire on protesters in the city of hobbs.
the gun fire erupted after friday prayers. no immediate world of casualties. syria is accusing the united states of meddling after president obama said syrian president asad should lead his country to democracy or get out of the way. libya, nato is launching an attack on moammar gadhafi's air ships. nato justified this attack saying the government's forces were stopping humanitarian aid coming in through tripoli sea port. libyan officials blame the u.s. for the attacks. two allies at odds over the shape of a palestinian shape. in a few hours, president barack obama meets with benjamin netanyahu. >> the meeting is expected to be tense after you see the comments that president obama has made already. >> this is after president obama called for israel to give up
land they won in an earlier war. the president will use the israeli leader to remind him of this. >> ultimately, it is up to the israelis and palestinians to take action. no peace can be imposed upon them, not by the united states, not by anybody elts. but endless delay won't mabke the problem go away. what america an the international community can do is to state frankly what everybody knows. a lasting peace will involve two states or two peoples, israel as a jewish state and the homeland for the jewish people and the state of palestine for the palestinian people, each state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition and peace. joining us now from washington, candy crowley host of cnn's "state of the union." this is interesting. what is the mood at the white house going to be like given
that netanyahu has made public statements saying that this plan would leave israel, as he put it, quote, indefensible? >> a couple of things. when the president talked about a return to pre-1967 borders, before the six-day war when israel took some territory, he also said with mutually agreeable land swaps. i talked to a lot of people who said, this is not that far from what george w. bush said. it is the timing of it. that is that netanyahu is coming to the white house today. it is the verbalage, the 1967 pre-war borders. it hasn't been stated quite that explicitly before. a lot of folks think that president obama and prime minister netanyahu both have
constituencies that they play to. some on the more conservative side of netanyahu's party thought he has gone too far in not defending all the sellementes. every i talked to set the u.s. and israel are very firm allies but president obama and netanyahu don't get along. they haven't gotten along. do we expect fireworks? who knows. we won't hear that there are fireworks. there have certainly been tensions in previous meetings. >> the idea of the pre-1967 borders and the swaps, which are an important part of this, the exchange of land where some of these settlers are going to israel and palestine getting other land in exchange for that, not new. those maps have been worked out. we have all actually seen them. some republicans didn't miss a beat in criticizing president obama's handling of israel.
former massachusetts governor, potential presidential candidate, mitt romney, said that president obama, he used these words, threw israel under the bus, candy. >> well, listen. the base of the republican party is very pro-israel. christian conservatives tend to have very like-minded with israel. you had mitt romney going the farrest and then you had john huntsman. i thought his reaction was really interesting when i was up in new hampshire yesterday. he did criticize the president but he criticized him for saying, when you are talking to a friend, you probably ought to do that behind closed doors. yesterday, that's actually the criticism i heard from both people who support the administration and people who don't. they said, it is on the kind of thing where on the eve of this visit, he probably should not have done. >> he is going to get a chance to do it in person later on today. >> the interesting thing is, you
are right. there didn't seem to be as much of a ruckus when president bush said something similar but he did go on to say consideration has to be given to conditions on the ground. when president bush said it, he was viewed as a huge ally of israel, that he coached it a little more. >> except for conditions on the ground is almost the same thing as land swaps, mutually agreeable land swaps, which is to say you recognize that there are huge israeli settlements that can't be pulled back. >> candy, thanks for that. don't miss candy on cnn's "state of the union" sunday, 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. e-mails give a picture of how concerned students at that community college were about jar jared loughner. were there warren willining sig? could authorities have done anything about it? the governor of mississippi,
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knowing the aftermath. it makes you cringe. a writing professor wrote, quote, i would like to do everything we can to have him removed from class. the commander of the college police force weighing in saying, while the student has not made overt threats, it is apparent that his behavior is being noticed. the college program manager said, professors complained that he had poor insilth, poor judgment, no behavioral inhibitions and students reported concerns with his behavior and he scares them. we are joined by clin col psychologist, dr. jeffrey gar deer and senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. students and teachers expressed some concern about his behavior, saying they were scared. one student said he brought a knife to school and set it on the desk and she was concerned. would there have been more the school could have done? >> i found myself sympathetic to the school reading these e-mails. this was weird behavior, a
creepy kid but the world is full of eccentric, unpleasant people, who don't do anything that is threatening to other people. i mean, it was definitely weird but it was not, at least it seemed to me, the kind of red flag that would make you think this guy was going to go out and kill people. is there more they could have done? frankly, there is more they could have done. they could have gotten the police more involved. they did check whether he had any sort of weapons. i think the answer is yes but i found myself sympathetic to the school. >> jeff, the problem is bigger than this, though. we all may encounter people who do things that we think are weird and could get weirder. what are you supposed to do about it? what more is there to do? >> i have to agree with jeff on this. i think the school did a lot of
things. finally, they expelled him and said the only way he can come back is with a psychiatric evaluation. that is the way that they had informed the parents, hey, your son has some real mental health issues. you are right. we see that all the time. people perhaps who we don't think are homicidal but are very eccentric and psychotic. the psychiatric hospitals won't accept them, because they are able to talk their way out of it, the patients are. this is a real problem for parents. they don't know how to get treatments for these kids. perhaps the school didn't know how to get the treatment. >> our legal system tries hard to figure out what happened in the past, who did it, what happened? imagine how difficult it is to try to figure out what's going to happen in the future. take information about some kid, some adult and figure out how they are going to behave? >> here is the thing. i think it is unfair to say that
the school didn't do it and no one is saying that. the school really did try. it seems like, as you said, the whole psych evaluation, they tried to address the concerns of the student. in a broader scale in life, he wasn't at pima community college but he was somewhere else, accused of this shooting, this massacre of people. you can't predict what people are going to do in the future. what recourse do you have if you fear, if your gut tells you that something is dangerous and they haven't done anything? >> i would like to have jeff answer that. i think it is really hard. >> i get it all the time. here is the dilemma. parents are in denial about their children's mental health issues. in he parent would be. any parent watching this show knows that you don't want to believe that your child could be so destructive. with we do know if you are homicidal or suicidal, you can be committed and we call it 2 pc. you have to have two
psychiatrists sign an order saying that you are dangerous to yourself or others. the problem is with the parents being in denial, they do not do this. >> what if they are not, what if the parents were not in denial, how do you do that? who books the appointment? who gets them to the psychiatrist? >> it is a great question. what you end up doing is because your kid will not want to go to the hospital, you have to call the police to come in. when you are left with that option and it can get really, really messy and traumatizing to everyone involved, you try to convince your child. if i go to the police and say, there is stuff in here that is weird and creepy and potentially dangerous and harrassing, do i have a reason for the police to pick this guy up? >> i doubt it. i don't think there was enough in there to get him locked up. they debated how long, whether there was enough to get him thrown out of school, which is a
heck of a lower standard. >> they did atf at one point and they did have a police report on file because he was causing some disturbance, verbally abusive and people were getting scared. at the end of the day, your not going to be held in a jail for that. >> do you know what we saw in these e-mails, is this guy mentally disturbed or just a real pain in the whatever? he kept asking questions for clarification over and over again, criticizing his professors. they didn't know whether he was a troublemaker or whether just someone who was obsessive compulsive. at the end, they figured out this kid, this young man had real mental health issues. that's why they banned him from the school and said, he needs a psychiatric report to come back. >> the history is that in the 1970s and before, we used to lock people up all the time who made us uncomfortable, who were not what we considered normal. it was a horrible scandal that we were unjustly locking people
up. mental illness is not a crime. it is an affliction. the needs of society outweigh the needs of the individual. you have to look at the rights of the individual. >> great and complex discussion. thanks for joining us, jeff gardere and jeff tu bin. what are the top high-tech jobs of the future? coming up, we will name some. sean astin is here, a new political role, not in the movies but actually going door to door trying to get people excited about congress again. coming up. we will talk to him. 21 minutes past the hour.
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are set to take bets again this morning. free money. a man in utah moves into a house and finds $40,000 in bags hidden in the attic. what does he do? he doesn't keep it. he tracks down the right full owners. the cash was stuffed into eight boxes stashed away by the home's previous owner who died last year. the money is going to be split amongst the former owners six surviving children. >> a lot of us say he did the right thing. some people say he did not. >> look, there is the son. he wanted to set a good example for his kids. >> what would you do? what would you really do if you found the money? e-mail us at cnn.com or send us a tweet. tell us on facebook, which is cnn.com/american morning. we will be reading some of your e-mails. crossing the half hour, your top stories, former imf chief, dominic strauss-kahn, has been granted bail and could be released from rikers island at any moment. he is facing seven sexual assault charges.
he has agreed to remain under house arrest and will be monitored around the clock by armed guards at his own expense. a life picture from the white house where president obama is set to immediate with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the president angered him with israel's call to return to the pre-1967 borders. queen elizabeth is wrapping up her historic four-day visit by the irish republican. she has broken significant ground calling ireland and britain so much more than neighbors. her visit to ireland is the first by a reigning british monarch since the creation of the irish free state. arnold schwarzenegger putting his movie career on hold to focus on personal matters. his film projects are grounded for now. the plans for a comic book and tv series based on his life has been scraped. for the first time in kan's
film director, he is booted out lars von trier. he voiced support for hitler. it made the stars sitting next to him squirm in their seats. >> listen to what he said. i really wanted to be a and then i found out i was really a nazi, because my family was german. which always gave me some pleasure. so i'm kind of a -- what can i say? i understand hitler but i think
he did some wrong things, yes, absolutely but i can see him sitting in this bunker in the end. there will come a point at the end of this. there will come a point. i am just saying that i think i understand the man. he is not what you would call a good guy. i understand much about him. i am not fort second world war and i am not against jews. that was also a joke. i am, of course, very much for jews, not too much because the israelis are a pain in the ass. still, how can i get out of this
sentence? >> wow. wow. >> you can see. >> look at her body language. it became, where do i go? will this chair just disappear? >> she is in his movie. it is so oawkward. >> he has been banned from the festival. the film is still in the running for the grand prize. >> we understand some of the distrdi distributors said they weren't going to distribute it anymore. >> he just kept going around and around in circles. weird. he helped save middle earth in lord of the rings. sean astin will tell you that he did his best work campaigning for dan adler who just lost his special election. he learned a lot and said he talked to people that said their biggest concerns are jobs. sean, up nice and early in los angeles. nice to see you. >> thanks very much. good morning. >> as we said, you are famous
for your roles, rudy, lord of the rings, many others in a lot of other ones will we will get to in a second. you also dipped your toe in politics, 2004 with john kerry, 2008 with hillary clinton. why are you passionate about politics? >> probably the way i was raised. my mom was president of the screen actors guild and both my mom and dad had big ideas and instilled in me a love of government. when you are involved in the entertainment business and you become visible, it makes it useful to other people. so i think that's why. >> you were trying to ep had out your buddy get that seat in the special election. you said when you talked to people, jobs, jobs, jobs, kept coming up. what were people's biggest concerns? >> well, you know, in our area when dan was walking around, we
talked to people. one guy in particular worked on a water treatment plant. he was real will i upset. he had a company with 150 employees and 125 of them he just said to work in texas. we had a congressional code go to texas to try and figure out, what are they doing that's so great to be able to attract those jobs? that's one thing. a lot of the other business owners they just want to make sure there is a healthy, thriving economy so people can come into their businesses and spend money. individuals, you talk to individuals and they are trying to figure out how to improve their resume and how to make sure they are competitive. it is a really specific way to focus on the importance of growing the health of our economy. >> california is going through a tough one. california is certainly not a vibrant economy right now. they are having a lot of trouble. what did you find about why they are losing jobs, besides the tax issue you to states like texas and others that are more business friendly? >> well, i mean, there is -- we
could sit for days and try and figure that out. what i try to do is focus on what is working, you have the aerospace industry and a defense industry that is trying to adjust and adapt and preserve the technologies and the business they have there. so that's one -- it is so hard. the real estate economy is depressed. you have got -- there are so many reasons that people are suffering. >> i know you were passionate about your friend, dan. you wanted to -- he ended up only getting about 300 votes. what was it like when he lost? >> 355. we are very proud of each of those votes. my campaign manager career may be pretty short-lived based on that. dan is a good man. he worked hard. the one thing that an anchor on another station said in the morning of the election, he was one of the most interesting candidates. the fact is, dan is really smart. he would be a great member of
the house of representatives. what we realized in five weeks, 5 1/2 weeks, he got in on the last day of the filing deadline, it is really hard to establish a direct connection with voters. >> it is not easy. >> i also love, i mean, you are known for rudy. teachers love to show it. principals talk about it, coaches. you reprised your role a little bit, tongue and cheek for your role. >> rudy, rudy, rudy. >> hey, are you supposed to be out there campaigning? >> i just don't know anymore, rudy. >> you just don't get it. you are five foot nothing, 100 and nothing without a speck of political experience. you have hung in there with the same politicians year after year since you got into this campaign. in this life, you don't have nothing to prove to nobody except yourself and the voters of the 36th district. >> that was cute, by the way.
did you know when you took that role years and years ago how that character was going to endure? >> i wasn't the biggest kid on the team and i tried really hard. when i read that script, it spoke to my spirit and something deep in me. i don't know. that and lord of the rings, i don't think you gauge what you think is going to happen afterwards. you just try to role with it when people respond to it. dan was the rudy of candidates in the 36th district congressional race. he had a lot of heart. he fought a valiant fight. >> hey, there is always the next campaign. that's the beauty of congressional races. they come up rather quickly. >> based on a lot of the news coverage and how he performed in the debates and the candidate forums and how he connected with people that he actually did meet, he will be a great candidate going forward. >> you are really rooting for him. he has a good guy in his corner.
sean astin, great to talk to you as always. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks so much. >> he says his days as a campaign manager are over. i think it is the guys who run the cu the tough campaigns like that that are more interesting. anybody can run a leading campaign. >> good for them. good luck next time. we are doing a lot of in-depth stuff on jobs. i want to talk to you by the high tech jobs of the future. we will speak to somebody from fast company. they know a lot about this on the other side of the break. it is 40 minutes after the hour. web browsing
♪ it's soopy out there. >> that is not new york city. i can't see building. >> that's new york? >> yes. >> we are expecting your, surprise, surprise, thunderstorms later on. i am looking at this shot out the back of columbus circle. it looks kind of sunny. i think we have a disputed weather situation. >> that is not sun. >> look at the water. there is sun reflecting off the water in columbus circle. >> we are going to go out and find out for ourselves. cnn has been taking an in-depth look at america's job hunt. the technology has a pretty dramatic effect on the job market, how you get a job once you graduate. >> the landscape today is a whole lot different than it was ten years ago. we talk a lot about tech jobs. what are they? what kind of tech jobs can you he expect to see now and in the foot yur. john able is the new york bureau chief for wired.com. while we sit and talk smack about it, john. you can actually tell us.
graduates in technology-related jobs are getting jobs, their unemployment rate is lower than everybody else is and they are earning more right out of school? >> we are in a renaissance that is absolutely, absolutely true. we had a terrible time ten years ago in high-tech, boom to bust. we had a terrible global recession which affected everybody. you can see based on what's going on with wall street with ipos, it is a very hot time to be high-tech. >> it is interesting you are saying that. we had this idea that everybody went crazy offer linkedin when it went public. are we back in terms of tech stocks? >> we might be a little bit too back. >> takes you back to sort of 2000. >> yes but it is a living memory, what happened td last time things got this high. having said that, linkedin has a real business model. they are in the social media area. they might be worth something. they are probably not worth $10 billion right now. >> they are also not about
making friends. they are about really utilizing your contacts and relationships and getting jobs. so they cater to a different group. we were talking to the ceo of seaman's usa and says our unemployment rate is largely as mismatch. there are a lot of unemployed people more than jobs and a lot of jobs available that aren't able to be filled by the current crop of untrained, unemployed. >> i am no expert but i would say that is always true, always sort of a lag between what people are training up for and what they are learning in school and what industry needs today. i am not sure that's terribly new. things are moving very, very fast. you mentioned google, which was basically nothing 13 years ago, a garage project. this was founded by a couple of college guys that turned out to be dropouts that were just computer science guys. >> entrepreneurs. >> they had a couple of small ideas and it turned into something huge. that, i think, is what's going
to happen now for generation e. >> instead of going on sort of a track like you work your way up, you hope you work your way up down the road. tleet of the three of us, we are all liberal arts majors. are we doing something wrong in the way we are not necessarily encouraging college kids to go to college with a plan with i aplan to come out with a job? >> this is the age-old argument. i believe in balance. i think that you can't really go as far as you possibly can unless you have a balanced education. having said that, it is possible to get the skills that you need to sort of succeed in the high-tech engineering space and also be able to read literary criticism. i don't think they are mutually exclusive. >> when you go to a magazine store and look at different magazines, when you look at wired and its competitors, a lot of positive stories, growth
stories, stories of adventures, stories of companies maybe wanting to go public. a lot of these companies are fun places to work. there has been a real stamp that the growth of technology has put on the entire workforce. will that remain? what are the best things that are going to come out of that? >> the start-up mentality will always be there. it may not be fun for the people that are out there looking for money. you get into a small place with like-minded people, very purpose driven, don't care what time of day it is or where the next good idea is from, this is what grows into the googles of the world. that will never stop. >> i also love the way that it is sort of changing corporate america. you can go to work without ever going to work, the whole google model as well. a totally different environment to fine-tune the creativity. >> some of it is silly, we saw nonhigh-tech executives not wearing ties. >> they are all wearing hoodies.
>> i don't know certainly like that but certainly open collars. great ideas come from anywhere in the place is a very high-tech idea. >> john, great to talk to you. john able is the new york bureau chief for wired.com. >> good to talk to you. thanks. >> thank you. if you want to find out where the jobs are and how to get emthis and keep them, we have a lot of information on the newly revamped cnnmoney.com. we are focusing in-depth this week on america's job hunt. it is 49 minutes after the hour. ♪ ♪ when you're resonsible for this much of the team, you need a car you can count on. ♪
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perfect opportunity to demonstrate dignity, integrity and honesty to your children. the traits are priceless. also, va country girl writes, give it back. to keep it is stealing. what's wrong with people? >> jennifer writes on our blog, how do you know he did the right thing? who is to say there wasn't $80,000 in that attic? >> exactly, right. >> a lot of very interesting responses today. some of you are just down right dishonest people but we love you as our viewers. >> 55 minutes past the hour. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] grab a box of multigrain cheerios. get a code to... ...a 7 day plan to get going on your summer weight loss. get the box. get the code. get started!
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